Yes, that is what i meant by the Wby style bolt, or should we say "full bolt style" My titanium actions are built in this order, 2 or 3 lug systems (both are solid lugs). The 3 lug has the quickest and shortest bolt lift.
The 6,5x47 Lapua is on my hot list. I have the reamer prints on the way.
The "260 Rem AI" was mentioned, looks very good, but fireforming is required. Good thing is factory ammo can be fired in a pinch.
I want to stay with a round that can be reloaded and dies purchased with out special order.
I have another take down rifle im working on for a customer, he wants the rifle as light as i can get it(4.5# ?), it will come apart in three sections, buttstock, action, and barrel. The longest part will be the barrel & forarm assembly, this has a 308 win chamber, 19" feather contour barrel. He wants it to fit into a back pack. I made up a Ti action that takes a rem 788 magazine. Lots of design issues with this rifle, lots of titainum parts. I will post some pics of that when the time comes.
The Vtac will be very different than the Robar folding stock, my stock system will be removable, could be shot similar to a XP100 pistol. It will have a user friendly rubber pistol grip, similar to a Ruger Redhawk.
I have most of the plans drawn up and will start making chips this weekend. Biggest thing will be to get a barrel ordered. I was looking for a decent used barrel, for testing. 6.5mm 8 to 9 twist. Anyone out there have one fire me an email.
I was looking at the AR grip design, but nothing is set in stone yet. The grip will certainly be detachable from the lower assembly, what style i'm not sure yet. My thinking is a comfortable pistol grip, target style maybe. The grip needs to look like it belongs to the overall look of the rifle. Once i get the lower machined i can focus on the grip style.
I have decided on a Titainum receiver with a Bi-metal bolt body. It will be the full bolt style with a Two lug tip, an estimated 75 deg lift, this will aid in the feeding from a detachable double stack magazine and a shorter cocking stroke. Either Sako or AR-15 extractor.
I want to keep the weight down if at all posible, a match dia bbl around the 4# range, 26". There are going to be some design issues along the way, once i built the first one i can see where to make changes and ease up some machining time. I started to draw the plans to this rifle in the late 80's, since then new thoughts and techniques have came along. New materials will make this build very unique. Carbon Fiber, Titainum, Aluminum will be a big part of this rifle.